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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Can I take ibuprofen and aspirin together to relieve headache?

Can I take ibuprofen and aspirin together to relieve headache?

Bleeding risk: Not recommended — this combo would increase your bleeding risk. ...Read more

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I am taking Zyrtec- D and I have a constant headache. I was wondering if it was safe to take ibuprofen or a non-aspirin pain relief?

I am taking Zyrtec- D and I have a constant headache. I was wondering if it was safe to take ibuprofen or a non-aspirin pain relief?

Yes, it's safe: Either ibuprofen and/or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are okay w/ Zyrtec-D as long as you (specifically) are not allergic to them. There is no bad interaction — I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) for headache after taking a low dose aspirin?

Yes: Unless a person has kidney problems or uncontrolled high blood pressure, they can still take medications such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) even if they take a daily low-dose aspirin. ...Read more

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I had colon polyps removed Thursday after a colonoscopy. The papers said not to take aspirin, can I take ibuprofen for a headache?

I had colon polyps removed Thursday after a colonoscopy.  The papers said not to take aspirin, can I take ibuprofen for a headache?

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) would be safer. Do not drink alcohol.
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Have multiple heart attacks in family history. Taking 25mg atenonlol & 81 mg baby aspirin nightly. Can i also take Advil or ibuprofen for headaches?

Have multiple heart attacks in family history. Taking 25mg atenonlol & 81 mg baby aspirin nightly. Can i also take Advil or ibuprofen for headaches?

Yes: All anti-inflammatory medications increase risk for a cardiovascular event (mi, stroke, death). These risk seems to be associated with higher doses. So it's best if you take the lowest possible dose for a short duration. The other concern with nsaids and Aspirin is increase risk for GI bleed. If you have risk factor for this you have to be cautious and may want to take some zantac (ranitidine) with it. ...Read more

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Hi! Being treated for ulcer. I have a headache, but have only ibuprofen&aspirin. Both have stomach bleeding warnings. Can I safely take either?

Hi! Being treated for ulcer. I have a headache, but have only ibuprofen&aspirin. Both have stomach bleeding warnings. Can I safely take either?

Caution: With an ulcer, you are correct that both those meds can cause intestinal bleeding and certainly irritate the ulcer. Get some Tylenol (acetaminophen) which would not cause the intestinal issues. If you can't get out, maybe a neighbor has one until you can buy some yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, (ibuprofen) I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?

FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, (ibuprofen) I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?

NSAIDS: NSAIDS are associated with such side effects. In your case, you are young and NSAIDs may not cause heart attack or stroke at this stage. People with underlying atherosclerosis and with plaque formation in their arteries are at higher risk. If you can avoid, that is preferable as Routine use of NSAIDS may contribute to gastritis, peptic ulcer, kidney damage etc. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?

Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?

Okay: It is okay to take ibuprofen or Naproxen while you have the stomach flu, as it will not lead to Reyes syndrome.
However, these type of medications (NSAIDs) can further irritate your stomach. I would recommend trying acetaminophen first. ...Read more

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What can ease a nitroglycerin headache taken by heart patient in response to pain? Aspirin is part of daily meds; not allowed to take advil (ibuprofen).

What can ease a nitroglycerin headache taken by heart patient in response to pain? Aspirin is part of daily meds; not allowed to take advil (ibuprofen).

NTG Headache: If you have no contraindication, take acetaminophen. Try 650 mg first dose. See how it works. Can take 1000 mg as a dose. Do not exceed 4000 mg per 24 hours ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (occured: 1 – 3 hours) (quality: occurs at the same time of day, dull or achy) (better by: rest, ibuprofen or aspirin (nsai?

I am experiencing headache (occured: 1 – 3 hours) (quality: occurs at the same time of day, dull or achy) (better by: rest, ibuprofen or aspirin (nsai?

Can't be exact about: The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc.
Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Peace and good health. After seeing doc, biofeedback or clinical hypnosis may be helpful (www.asch.net). ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (better by: rest, ibuprofen or aspirin (nsaids), stress management) (quality: dull or achy) (time frame: gradual) (side: le?

Headache: Do the headaches wake you from sleep? Are they on one side or worsen when bending over? Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.

Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.

Could still B intern: -hemorrhoid so, best 2 have it checked out. Usually if blood is from higher up in the GI tract it's black. Still, I would B evaled. ...Read more

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Took my first tamoxifen pill yesterday. I am having headaches today could I take aspirin, Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)? Are headaches one of the side effects?

Took my first tamoxifen pill yesterday.  I am having headaches today could I take aspirin, Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?  Are headaches one of the side effects?

Can be: Treat symptoms as you normally would. However, if they continue contact your doctor. Tamoxifen increases risk of blood clot and stroke. Benefit greatly outweighs this risk. ...Read more

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With the concerns about acetaminophen and ibuprofen and liver effects, is it safer to take aspirin for inflammation? Headache? Pericarditis?

With the concerns about acetaminophen and ibuprofen and liver effects, is it safer to take aspirin for inflammation?  Headache?  Pericarditis?

Pain meds: It depends on what you're trying to accomplish by taking these medicines. If you are taking pain meds once a week, anything should work. However, Aspirin taken frequently, can reduce headache and other pains but Aspirin increases bleeding potential and tinnitis, (ringing in the ears). If you are taking a lot of pain meds, contact your physician or pharmacist for knowledgeable info. ...Read more

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Is it better to take daily aspirin or daily ibuprofen to relieve pain?

Both are antiinflamm: Both are anti-inflammatory and there are better ways to reduce systemic inflammation. Start w/ your food — follow anti-inflammatory diet (low in refined foods, sugar, etc, high in veggies & fruits). Add omega-3 fatty acids. Anti-inflammatory herbs include turmeric, ginger, rosemary. Combo product is zyflamend. Stress reduction also lowers inflammation. All take time & improve health overall. ...Read more

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I'm having these really bad headaches and asprin is not helping what should I do? I've had these headaches for 2 days.It's a throbbing pain. I took tyenol, advil, (ibuprofen) and bc headache powder. The pain is not as bad but never goes away?

Pounding headache: If you have diagnoses of migraine, they can last up to 72 hours. If longer please see urgent care. Make sure to hydrate, eat three meals a day, exercise, and decrease stress, sleep regular hours, avoid caffeine. These tips will help to avoid future headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more